Essay competition winner: Enling Liao

Read Enling's award-winning essay "The Ageless Question of Aged Care"

Read Enling's award-winning essay "The Ageless Question of Aged Care"

From Ailsa Mackerras, IB DP CAS Coordinator, Assistant Head of English

Whitlam quoteEnling Liao in Year 12 was the winner of the Y11/Y12 section of the Whitlam Institute’s What Matters? 2020 writing competition for students. The competition attracted over 4000 entries from around Australia. She is now a finalist for the overall winner, announced at a ceremony later this year.

Read Enling Liao's essay: The Ageless Question of Aged Care

The institute website says, "Inspired by Gough Whitlam's commitment to involving young people in the shaping of Australia, this competition asks students in Years 5 to 12 a simple question: What Matters? The entries are as thoughtful as they are diverse, leaving readers with a taste of the strong sense of passion and engagement this generation of young Australians has with local, national and global issues."

Finalists for What Matters? 2020. 

Last year, Enling was acclaimed for her writing skills in the field of poetry.
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